I've always loved the Craftsman style homes. I thought that it would be fun to paint one as if it were in an animation.
I found an old black and white image of the Boston Library circa 1898 and thought it would be fun to use a a layout to paint.
I was asked to design and paint five 4'x6' canvases for each of the Sunday School Christmas Services at our church. Each service had a 12 minute block of time for live painting. I started a week before the services designing the image in photoshop and painting the back and mid grounds on the canvases. I spent the 12 minutes during the services painting the silhouettes. It wasn't a very complicated painting, but I was told that the kids were mesmerized watching me paint.